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Keei Cafe

) #3 of 24 Restaurants in Kealakekua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Asian
79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“mango cobbler” (16 reviews)
“pork chop” (24 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time, every visit, spectacular! Great food, great ambiance, great entertainment, great place to bring family & friends!

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here at the invitation of friends who raved about the food. We all ordered something different, and it was all good - even the eggplant appetizer (not usually a favorite of mine.) We split the pork chop meal and it was plenty for...More

Thank Sandemaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in South Kona some evening, I would recommend you go here for dinner. The food is outstanding and the people are delightful. The ahi sashimi is great, the salads are great, the dinners are great (I eat the fish of the...More

Thank emu101
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had a great time at this Keei's. Good food and pleasant staff. I had the catch of the day in Thai curry - great. We also had the coconut flan with lilikoi sauce. So delicious we ate it before I thought...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Went here with friends who go to Kona often! Sure glad we did. Excellent food! Best Mai Tais I had on the entire trip, and they were big, not a small low ball glass like most. I had the roasted chicken with white wine peppercorn...More

Thank Alana A
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay. Both times our meals were delicious. Our service was impeccable and the ambiance was pleasant and warm. Our daughter had two pork chops with mashed potatoes and vegetables for $21. A fabulous deal! We had the fish selections...More

Thank RobHTulalip_WA
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Everything was very nice - excellent food and service. The fish was fresh and well prepared. Nice restaurant.

Thank travellightyear
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Ke'ei Cafe has become our "hands down" favorite for dinner near Kona. A bit south of town just past quaint Kainaliu town on the mauka side - on the 2nd level with a decent sunset view. My wife & I are vegan, but we have...More

Thank Pacosattva
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was our last night on the Big Island. Friends left earlier in the day; our flight out was late that evening. We visited the remarkable Painted Church and the Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. We hoped to find somewhere to eat outside Kona...More

Thank Ovwing
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Our whole family of 6 enjoyed our dinner at Keei. Granddaughter and I had pasta, hers with tofu mine with chicken. It was delightful. Most impressive was the Brazilian Seafood Chowder we had as a starter. Spouse enjoyed a fish dinner and salad. Prices are...More

Thank BobinSTL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-9992
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In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with a upcounty price. Family owned and operated with the additon of Gina's sister and Brother in Law, Chef Zeze and Batista, in the kitchen to use the freshes local ingredients to prepare creavtive and and delicious menu items with nightly specials. Please come to experience the flavors!